Wichita State University is hosting the annual Expanding Your Horizons Workshop, a one-day event from 8 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28 that introduces middle school girls to a variety of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) areas.
Attendees will meet STEM role models, participate in hands-on activities and learn more about careers in those fields. The keynote speaker is Clarice Phelps, an American nuclear chemist at the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory. She is recognized as the first African American woman to be involved with the discovery of a chemical element.
Registration is $15 and includes lunch, a T-shirt and a WSU bag.
Parents/guardians are welcome to attend the parents’ session at 9:45 a.m. to learn about financing college, college expectations, test prep, college visits and more. Campus tours starting at 3 p.m. are available to attendees and families.
The workshop is hosted in partnership with the Expanding your Horizons Network, Boeing, Evergy, Airbus, and the WSU Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
For questions regarding registration or the registration process, contact Moriah Beck at 316-978-5476 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Wichita State University
Wichita State University is Kansas' only urban public research university, enrolling more than 23,000 students between its main campus and WSU Tech, including students from every state in the U.S. and more than 100 countries. Wichita State and WSU Tech are recognized for being student centered and innovation driven.
Located in the largest city in the state with one of the highest concentrations in the United States of jobs involving science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), Wichita State University provides uniquely distinctive and innovative pathways of applied learning, applied research and career opportunities for all of our students.
The Innovation Campus, which is a physical extension of the Wichita State University main campus, is one of the nation’s largest and fastest-growing research/innovation parks, encompassing over 120 acres and is home to a number of global companies and organizations.